Why Bassanio took Launcelot into his service?

QuestionsWhy Bassanio took Launcelot into his service?
Ishank Singh asked 2 years ago

What was the reason behind Bassanio taking Launcelot into his service in William Shakespeare’s famous play ‘The Merchant of Venice’?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 2 years ago

I think it was not Bassanio taking Launcelot into service, but Launcelot himself asking to serve for him. And Bassanio was a good man, kind and generous. So, he didn’t reject him. 
Another point here could be that Launcelot was a Christian formerly working under the Jew, Shylock. So, it was an opportunity to save a Christian from the hands of a Jew whom all Christians hated. 
Did I miss anything here?

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